Opera Memphis hits the High C's with Pirates of Penzance.
Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter
Fri., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
It’s about time someone told a delightfully funny tale of a band of good-natured pirates. Our own Chris Davis will give you the details here.
International Jewish Film Festival
Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar
Feb. 16- 27, see website for full schedule
The festival opens today at Malco Paradiso. If you wait till Sunday you can see Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown and In Search of Israeli Cuisine while enjoying dinner at the MJCC Belz Theatre.
Photo courtesy of IRIS Orchestra
IRIS Fellows celebrate Black History Month
Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando
Sat., Feb. 18, 2 p.m.
Celebrate the music and memories of the Civil Rights Movement in honor of Black History Month at this intergenerational, community-building family concert. The concert will be performed by IRIS Artist Fellows Mariama Alcântara on violin, Ashley Vines on viola, and Ajibola Rivers on cello. If music and history is your tune, a musical heritage exhibition, "Banjos: Africa and the New World," in honor of Black History Month is currently on view at Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum. This is a good weekend to visit because on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m,. there will be a book signing by Black Authors. I hope you tune in to the many celebrations this month celebrating heritage—past, present, and future.
Photo by Flickr User Paolo Viscardi
Memphis Made Brewing hosts Tilted Hearts Pinball Tournament.
Memphis Made Brewing Company, 768 S. Cooper
Sat., Feb. 18, 2-6 p.m.
I just really like pinball—and beer. Pinball wizards can participate in an International Flipper Pinball Association-sanctioned event with cash prizes for the top four players.
Photo by Flickr User David Jones
Ready. Set. Gumbo! with TEP.
Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake
Sun., Feb. 19, 4:30-7 p.m.
This annual Mardi Gras celebration brings together teams from the Western, Middle, and Eastern United States to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around Memphis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos of Memphis while you are out and about with the #memphismagazine hashtag. I hope you have a great weekend.